Refer single machine in local DNS server to outside name resoluton?

hugo hugo at
Wed Oct 9 03:34:16 UTC 2002


I have actually tried. I have put the following:            IN     CNAME            IN     A

I have tried this both in the p-mydomain masterfile and the 
s-otherdomain slave file for lookups.

When I do a nslookup for, all I get back is:     canonical name =

But no resolution to an IP address or to

In my resolv.conf file I have


Any ideas?



Cricket Liu wrote:
>>I have a strange DNS problem. I have have a private 192.168 network for 
>>a domain - let's call it "". I have a local DNS server for 
>>that network (not publicly accessible). However, one machine with name 
>>"" is in fact an alias for a machine in a different 
>>domain, i.e. the IP address of that machine does NOT start with 192.168. 
>>although that machine has the same domain extension as all other 
>>machines which DO start with 192.168.
>>So I can't put "" in my local DNS as its IP address does 
>>not match the IP range. But as this machine has the domain extension 
>>"", the local DNS server refuses to look outside for an 
>>authoritative answer - hence always returns that it can't resolve the 
>>name to an address.
> You seem to think there's a one-to-one relationship between zones
> and networks.  There isn't.  You can add a A record for
> to the zone data file no matter what network it's on.  Didn't
> you try?
> cricket
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